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Nurse – Doctors without Borders

Categories: Healthcare & Medical
Location: India


Number of posts available: 20

Location: Asansol District Hospital, Raniganj PHC, Barakar PHC & two urban PHCs, with possible visits to others primary health centres. In the event of an emergency, potentially available to work in other States within India and/or the region.

Project: Paediatric Febrile Illnesses

Purpose of Post: To provide day-to-day supervision and medical care, training and coaching to the MSF medical programme.

Functional and Hierarchical Lines

Hierarchically and functionally accountable to the Nurse Activity Manager.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • To carry out triage in the outpatients consultation- take vital signs and document
  • To ensure correct nursing care of the patients and assist Doctors in the care, procedure and treatment of the patients
  • To provide correct disease screening, drug dispensary, injections and nursing protocols according to prescriptions and protocols
  • To attend and ensure the implementation of correct protocols concerning follow up of the patients
  • To provide instant emergency treatment to emergency cases in consensus with Doctors and prescribed protocol
  • Participate actively in medical rounds.
  • To observe and ensure correct follow-up of patients.
  • Perform rapid laboratory tests according to MSF protocols when appropriate, and interpret them.
  • Record the required medical data accurately and collaborate in the reports.
  • Keep proper records and ensure their safe custody.
  • Respects the principles of asepsis and sterilisation.
  • To respect and promote absolute confidentiality of any information related to patients.
  • To contribute to the capacity building of the MoH Health staff.
  • Participate in, and when required facilitate, medical/nursing training sessions, both internally and externally.
  • To implement MSFs operational and administrative protocols.
  • Participate and give correct health education messages to patients and their attendants, giving appropriate information about the illnesses, signs & symptoms, correct treatment, follow up and prevention.
  • To respect and promote the medical ethics.
  • Respects the working time.
  • Work according to roster, which includes nights and weekend shifts.

Managing medicines and departmental material

  • To understand, maintain and improve the MSF medical stock management systems.
  • Carrying out stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover
  • Noting the daily consummation and placing an order if necessary
  • Sending material to be sterilised/recuperating it from sterilisation
  • Informing the departmental supervisor of the various needs


  • Filling out registers/data collection form as defined by the project
  • Participating in data collection as assigned by supervisor

Other Responsibilities

  • Performing any other tasks as required by your Supervisors
  • Maintains a flexible approach and responds to the needs of the project even if outside of this job description
  • To assist in the assessment of humanitarian needs and emergency interventions arising in the region and if needed, showing flexibility, adaptability and commitment.